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Workshop Spotlight: Plant ID Walk by Althea Northage-Orr, AHG, LAc.

Come meet and learn to identify some of the medicinal herbs growing in gardens and wild at Glastonbury. We have over 140 different species growing on the land, so we won't be able to meet everyone, but I'll introduce you to some of my favorites! Please wear appropriate shoes, sunscreen, and bring a water bottle.

Althea Northage-Orr has been interested in self-development for most of her life, beginning with a yoga and meditation practice at the age of 15. Althea believes passionately in taking a universalist approach, and is dedicated to interweaving the knowledge of both the east and the west. In 2000 she founded her school, The Chicago College of Healing Arts, where she created curriculums for Bodywork, Chinese Medicine, Herbalism, Psychophysical Re-education and other healing modalities blending both eastern energetic approaches and western sciences. She served on the governing council of the American Herbalists Guild and currently sits on their professional admissions committee. In addition to writing about and teaching the use of western herbs, she has an 80 acre country sanctuary where she cultivates over 140 species of herbs and does much of her spiritual teaching.


Join us for the 12th annual

Midwest Herb Fest: Returning to Our Roots

August 3-5, 2018

Glastonbury Institute of Sustainable Living, near Culver, Indiana

Learn: History of folk medicine and modern use of medicinal plants,

alchemical spagyrics, tinctures, restorative yoga, and more

Explore: Herb walks, tree walks, herb, mushroom, and vegetable gardens

Entertainment: Live music, fire spinning, belly dance

Open Events: Drumming, bonfires, auction fundraiser

Get Back to Nature: Primitive woods camping with hot showers and flushing toilets

Workshops and activities for adults, teens, and children

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